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Creator:
Sir John Everett Millais, 1829–1896, British
Title:
The Blind Man
Date:
1853
Medium:
Pen and brown ink and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 × 14 inches (25.4 × 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower right: "JEM"

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper left: "SMITH PA | AR STATIONER"; in pen and brown ink,, upper center: "PITY THE | BLIND"; in pen and brown ink, upper right: "3p"; in pen and brown ink, lower right: "JEM | 1853"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1980.12
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beggar | blind (people) | genre subject | signs | street
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Pre-Raphaelites (Tate) (Tate Britain, 1984-03-07 - 1984-05-28)

British Drawings (Davis & Langdale Co.) (Davis & Langdale Co., Inc., 1985-05-01 - 1985-05-31)

Hard Times (Van Gogh Museum, 1988-01-24 - 1988-03-13)

Hard Times (Manchester City Galleries, 1987-11-14 - 1988-01-10)

Millais (The Bunkamaura Museum of Art, 2008-08-30 - 2008-10-26)

Millais (Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, 2008-06-07 - 2008-08-17)

Millais (Tate Britain, 2007-10 - 2008-01-13)

Millais (Van Gogh Museum, 2008-02-15 - 2008-05)

Pre-Raphaelites - Victorian Avant-Garde (National Gallery of Art, 2013-02-26 - 2013-05-20)

Publications:
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Susan Fagence Cooper, The model wife, the passionate lives of Effie Gray, Ruskin and Millais , Duckworth Overlook, London, 2010, pp. 97-98, fig. 14, PR5263 C67 2010 (YCBA)

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, p. 28, no. 108, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, p. 28, no. 108, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:11178
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